Geez, Sam had another rough day today. Sam isn't getting a lot of breaks in life. Not to mention that she's now a month away from death.
I like this character, and it's an interesting narrative -- Sam has, so far, been the character in the show who is least deserving of death. She's funny, kind, forgiving, patient -- her karma score ought to be through the roof.
Even if Sam looks like Melrose Place, it's storyline is heading more toward a nihilistic finale. That's an interesting premise for a show, and I can't really think of any immediate parallels.